Leapster Explorer

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The Leapster Explorer (Leapfrog Enterprises)

Platform

LeapFrog Pollux Platform

The Leapster Explorer is part of 3 different devices that all share a common hardware platform, based around the Pollux SoC. The platform page contains information generic across these devices, and it is recommended that you refer to that page as it is a good starting point to understanding the Leapster Explorer, and contains some basic How To's and Tutorials to get you started.

Project Summary

The Leapster Explorer (like its predecessor the Didj) is a toy produced by Leapfrog marketed as an educational handheld gaming console for kids aged 4-9. Although it has a proprietary graphical front end, it runs a generic Linux distribution on the same ARM9-based processor as the Didj. Console access to the Explorer is achieved using the same method as found on the Didj.

Lots more information on the Didj

Bootloader

Tutorials/How To's

General

Booting

LeapFrog Flash UI

Cartridge

Firmware Image

Technical Information

Leapster Explorer Memory Map

Camera Interface

File System Contents List

Contents of erootfs version 1.0.8.6905

Contents of erootfs version 1.1.46.8291

Contents of erootfs version 1.3.4.2044

Default Boot CommandLine

init=/sbin/init console=ttyS0,115200 mem=46M mlc_fb=0x82E00000,0x01200000 ram=0x80000000-0x83FFFFFF screen_module=ILI9322    
ebs=0x20000,0x0 root=ubi0_0 rw rootfstype=ubifs ubi.mtd=RFS

Partitions

Name Size Location Notes
Emerald Boot 0x00100000 0x00000000 On NOR
Screens 0x00100000 0x00100000 On NAND
Kernel 0x00800000 0x00200000 On NAND
Rootfs 0x05600000 0x00A00000 On NAND
Bulk Rest of NAND 0x06000000 On NAND
Cartridge 0x1000000 0x0000000 On Cartridge NAND

Images